Memorial to Confederate Soldiers, Edenton, NC
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member drmellow
N 36° 03.403 W 076° 36.576
18S E 355028 N 3991437
Quick Description: Monument dedicated to the Confederate soldiers of Chowan County, North Carolina.
Location: North Carolina, United States
Date Posted: 9/21/2006 4:53:18 AM
Waymark Code: WMR1K
Published By: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS
Views: 98

Long Description:

This monument stands in downtown Edenton, North Carolina, near the waterfront, and stands in dedication to the Confederate dead, presumably of Chowan County. The monument depicts a Confederate soldier, with inscriptions on two faces of the pedestal.

The front face reads:

OUR CONFEDERATE DEAD
1861-1865

The rear face reads:

Gashed with honorable scars,
Low in Glorys lap they lie,
Though they fell, they fell like stars,
Streaming splendour through the sky.

Additionally, the front face has a depiction of a flag with the inscription "C. S. A."

OUR CONFEDERATE DEAD: 1861-1865Gashed with honorable scars, / Low in Glorys lap they lie, / Though they fell, they fell like stars, / Streaming splendour through the sky.

According to "Remembering North Carolina's Confederates" by Michael C. Hardy (pg. 98), this monument was erected in 1904 by the Bell Battery Chapter of the United aughters of the Confederacy.

Date Installed or Dedicated: 01/01/1904

Name of Government Entity or Private Organization that built the monument: Bell Battery Chapter of the United Daughters of the Confederacy

Union, Confederate or Other Monument: Confederate

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